China Global Television Network
China Global Television Network (CGTN; Chinese: 中国国际电视台; pinyin: Zhōngguó guójì diànshìtái or Chinese: 中国环球电视网; pinyin: Zhōngguó Huánqiú Diànshì Wǎng), formerly CCTV International, is a group of six international multi-language television channels owned and operated by China Central Television (CCTV), a nationally owned media organization in China. CGTN produces mostly innocuous content but has at times pushed propaganda on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.
|Slogan||See the difference.|
|Headquarters||CCTV Headquarters, Beijing|
|Owner||China Central Television|
|31 December 2016|
All six non-Chinese language television channels under CCTV International were simultaneously relaunched at 4:00 am GMT (midday BJT), on 31 December 2016 to bear the CGTN name. CCTV-4, the international channel in Mandarin Chinese, was not a part of this rebranding.
|Name||Language||Launch Date||Previous Name|
|CGTN||English||20 September 1997|
|CGTN Español||Spanish||1 October 2007|
|CGTN Français||French||1 October 2007|
|CGTN العربية||Arabic||25 July 2009||CCTV العربية|
|CGTN Русский||Russian||10 September 2009||CCTV Русский|
|CGTN Documentary||English||1 January 2011||CCTV-9 Documentary|
|CGTN Africa||English||11 January 2012|
|CGTN America||English||6 February 2012|
|CGTN Europe||English||8 October 2019|
- 习近平致信祝贺中国国际电视台（中国环球电视网）开播. Xinhua. 2016-12-31.
- "CGTN-About Us". CGTN homepage. Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
- Cook, Sarah. "China Central Television: A Long-standing Weapon in Beijing's Arsenal of Repression". thediplomat.com. The Diplomat. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
- "CCTV to launch CGTN". CCTV America. 2016-12-30. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
- Split from CCTV-E&F.